A 30-year-old South Jamaica man has been charged with murdering his common-law wife on March 19 and dumping her body in the water at Idlewild Park in Rosedale.
The NYPD and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown in press releases said Carlos Evelyn of Foch Boulevard has been charged with second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence.
Kadie Ann Chambers, 27, was found floating in the water just after 10:30 a.m. that day. A statement issued by the NYPD said she was unconscious and unresponsive when found.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by personnel from the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Services Unit.
Brown’s office said the medical examiner determined that she died as the result of asphyxiation due to strangulation.
The district attorney said Evelyn is accused of choking and strangling Chambers during an argument that became physical.
Brown’s press release refers to Chambers as Evelyn’s common law wife.
The investigation is being handled by detectives in the 105th Precinct. Brown said Evelyn faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted.
“His actions leave their young son without a mother and a father who faces the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” Brown said.
Authorities are alleging that Chambers was killed in their home sometime that Tuesday morning when, during an altercation, Chambers grabbed Evelyn’s shirt and he responded by choking her with one hand and repeatedly punching her in the face with the other until she fell to the floor unconscious.
Evelyn then allegedly transported her body to the Idlewild Park Reserve, located in Rosedale, and put her in the water.
Law enforcement also is claiming that Evelyn cleaned Chambers’ blood from a carpet in their bedroom and disposed of the clothes he was wearing both at the time of her death and when he allegedly dumped her body.